Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newfields Public Library Knitting Club!

We are very excited about this new program! Beginning September 10th, join us every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm. Learn how to knit or enjoy some new patterns. Please bring your own supplies. All experience levels and ages welcome! Call the library at 778-8169 to sign up.

Story Hour

Story Hour begins September 11th at 10am. Join Miss Jean and Miss Rachel for songs, stories and crafts. All ages are invited! Call the library at 778-8169 for more information.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

September Book Club

We will be reading Child of the Jungle by Sabine Kuegler. The book club will meet Monday, September 15th at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact the library at 778-8169 to reserve your copy.

In 1980, when Kuegler was seven, she accompanied her German linguist parents into the Papuan (New Guinea) jungle to live with the Fayu, a Stone Age tribe of naked people with bones through their noses. She felt immediately at home and by her own account had an idyllic childhood till she was 17, even though the Fayu were split into four mutually hostile subtribes in a culture of "hate, fear and tribal war," where children "knew no security or innocence" and had "little love, no forgiveness and no peace." After years of close friendship with Fayu children, eventually Kuegler was sent to boarding school in Switzerland, had a baby shortly after she graduated, married, divorced, sank into depression and attempted suicide. Young readers, and anthropologists, too, will find this account of a most unusual childhood engrossing and will root for the survival of the Fayu.
- From Publishers Weekly -

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NPR Story about increased library usage

This is a very interesting story from NPR. If you are looking for frugal ways to have fun as a family, please consider visiting the Newfields Library. We have free internet access for patrons, several DVDs to choose from, as well as both classic and new novels.

Libraries Shine In Tough Economic Times

All Things Considered,
July 29, 2008 · With the economy slowing, many Americans are doing research in the public library. Boyd County, Ky., Library Director Debbie Cosper says public-use computers are always full and people are checking out books rather than buying them.

Summer Reading Prizes

If you haven't picked up your Summer Reading prizes, we still have them available at the library. For completing the program each child receives a goody bag full of stickers, pencils, gift certificates to local businesses and their very own boomerang! Each child also receives two free books and a t-shirt.

Special thanks to the following businesses for donating prizes.

-Burger King
-The Wright Place
-Me and Ollies

Please call the library at 778-8169 with any questions!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summer Reading Party - Tomorrow!!!

Hi Everyone! Don't forget our Summer Reading Party is tomorrow! The party begins at 10am with crafts, followed by pizza and hotdogs at 11:00. At the end of the party, we will pass out Summer Reading prizes which include gift certificates to local businesses, stickers, candy, a FREE book and much much more! Call the library at 778-8169 for more information. See you tomorrow, rain or shine!